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Midday Roundup: Putin offers help, dodges blame for crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Of course we’ll help. Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a Security Council meeting today he would try to use his influence with pro-Russian…

Midday Roundup: Judge declares California’s death penalty unconstitutional

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Overruled. A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional. The system’s numerous delays and lengthy…

Globe Trot: Air war continues in Gaza and Israel after cease-fire’s failure to launch

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: With yesterday’s collapse of a proposed cease-fire, Palestinian militants are resuming their barrage of rockets over Israel and Israeli airstrikes…

Globe Trot: Karachi airport reopens after brazen Taliban attack

By Mindy Belz
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International | PAKISTAN: The Karachi airport is open again after terrorists orchestrated a brazen five-hour siege—the largest-scale attack at the nation’s busiest…

Orphan rescue

By Jill Nelson
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Ukraine | Groups mobilize to bring orphans in unstable eastern Ukraine to western regions as tensions with Russia continue

Midday Roundup: Tennessee to bring back ‘The Chair’

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy |  Old Sparky’s back. Tennessee is going to avoid all of those messy execution problems other states are having with lethal injections by bringing back…

How Vladimir Putin uses selective memory

By Marvin Olasky
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Russia | One reason the Balkans was a powder keg throughout the 20th century is that every ethnic group in the region fostered a selective historical memory regarding…

Globe Trot: Sudan to execute Christian woman for faith

By Mindy Belz
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International | SUDAN: Yesterday a court in Khartoum confirmed its death sentence—plus 100 lashes—against Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, who is nine months pregnant…

Divide and conquer

By Jill Nelson
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Ukraine | The strategy that worked in Crimea is what Putin and the Kremlin are deploying in both eastern and western Ukraine

Midday Roundup: Is Mitt Romney trying to start a wage war in the GOP?

By Leigh Jones
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Politics | Better pay? It’s a good thing Mitt Romney’s not running for president again. During an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe , the 2012 Republican candidate…

Globe Trot: Russia’s weakness amid the sabre-rattling

By Mindy Belz
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International | RUSSIA: In Vladimir Putin’s Russia, nuclear arsenal and vast territories notwithstanding, the distinguishing feature of the country today is its striking…

Kiev’s dilemma: To fight or not to fight

By D.C. Innes
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Ukraine | If Machiavelli were advising the Ukrainian government, he would share what he wrote in The Prince . In that oft-read but less-often-followed 16th century manual…

 
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